Karen Middleton
is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent.

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news September 30, 2017

Last in space: our late agency plans

Thirty years late, and with a haste that surprised the industry, Malcolm Turnbull is taking Australia into space.

news September 30, 2017

Belvoir’s Eamon Flack on why the arts matter

Belvoir artistic director Eamon Flack on cuts to arts funding in Australia and the significance of art and culture in our lives.

news September 23, 2017

Curbing the illicit tobacco trade

A senate inquiry into illicit tobacco is hearing evidence of huge losses in tax revenue, hidden smoking rate increases and higher criminal profits than in the drugs trade.

news September 23, 2017

Clover Moore on the responsibilities of her council

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore on standing up to state and federal governments and how to make access to housing fair.

news September 16, 2017

Making sense of the PM’s first two years

Two years after he took power, it is possible to judge Malcolm Turnbull against the standards he set when he challenged for the leadership.

news September 16, 2017

Farewelling coral reefs

The director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, talks about the grim realities of climate change and how we must choose which reefs to save.

news September 09, 2017

Windsor seeking special count on Joyce

In joining the High Court case examining Barnaby Joyce’s eligibility for office, Tony Windsor will argue for a countback that could see him win the seat.

news August 19, 2017

Crossbenchers push agendas amid crisis

With the dual citizenship crisis deepening, Bob Katter and others on the crossbench are using the chaos to push legislation the government has refused.

news August 12, 2017

The same-sex marriage postal vote

The methodology being used to test the public mood on same-sex marriage is dividing both the Liberal Party and constitutional experts – and further diminishing the prime minister’s standing among his own.

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